Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

TEACHERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS IMPROVISATION OF MATERIALS FOR TEACHING BASIC SCIENCE IN KUJE AREA COUNCIL

  ABSTRACTThis study examined teachers attitude towards improvisation of materials for teaching basic science in Kuje Area Council. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study.  The research design adopted for the study was a descriptive survey design.  The sample of the study constituted of 16 respondents. A questionnaire was used to gather data while table and simple percentage were used to analyze the data. Major findings revealed that teachers...

Factors Affecting The Implementation Of Free Primary Education In Kenya, A Case Of Selected Schools In Subukia Zone In Nakuru District

A qualitative survey was carried out in 13 primary schools of Subukia educational zone with the purpose of examining the factors affecting the implementation of free primary education. The following objectives guided the study; to establish if the infrastructure affects the implementation of free primary education, To establish if physical facilities affects the implementation of free primary education in Subukla zone; To assess if quality of education has been affected by the implement...

Causes Of Girl Child Drop Out From School In Soy Division Uasin Gishu District, Kenya

Recent research statistics has shown that the prevalence of girls dropping out of schools in Kenya is expanding rapidly to the distraction of the society. Kenyans cannot afford to complacent about it, thus there arises an immediate need to conduct an investigation on the factors responsible for school dropouts especially among the girls. The study adopted a descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the factors responsible for school dr...

Assessment Of Parents' Support And Students' Performance A Case Study Of Kaplelartet Zone Sigowet Divifion - Kericho District Kenya

ABSTRACT This study examined the effect of parent's involvement in education on the academic performance of the mentally retarded children in public primary schools of Kenya specifically the study intended to: determine whether cultural beliefs among the parents affects the enrolment of mentally retarded children in the zone; determine whether the parents teach their mentally retarded children adaptive skills; To establish whether the parents of mentally retarded children play their...

Impact Of Social Interaction On Academic Perfromance Of Learners In Selected Schools In Suswa Division Narokdistrict- Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of social interaction on children's academic performance. The objectives of the study were to establish to the relationship between social interaction and academic performance of the learner. The researcher used a case study design. A representative sample was made from the target population though simple random sampling method. A representative sample of 30% was drawn from the target population to satisfy the requirement of d...

The Impact Of Mathematics In The Performance Of Science Subjects In Secondary Schools In Kirinyaga District, Kenya

ABSTRACT In our daily lives we use mathematics for each and every act we commit. It follows that mathematics as a discipline is embedded all human activities. Hence the study tried to investigate how mathematics is affecting performance of science subjects. The general objective of the study was to determine the impact of mathematics on performance of science subjects the research also seek to determine the relation between mathematics and science and to establish measures on how to mak...

Some factors affecting school administration under free primary education in mbita division, mbita district, ny anza province of kenya.

ABSTRACT The research was concerned with some factors affecting School Administration under Free Primary Education in Mbita division, Mbita District, Nyanza Province - Kenya. The study identified the factors, their impacts and the measures of solving them. Using a cross-sectional survey research design, the samples employed in the study were got from the F.P.E Schools. The researcher made use of the questionnaire technique with the aid of focus group discussions to collect data. The da...

Tile Effects Of High Enrolment On Academic Performance In Standard Seven Classes In Kabarnet Division, Baringo D;Strtrt Kenya

Having been appointed by the Ministry of Education and posted to one of the primary schools in this area of study ten years ago, I have made several observations. The one which has posed a great concern is the over enrolment of pupils in the Standard Seven classes in the majority of the Primary Schools. As compared to the rest of the classes, the class in reference leads in enrolment. The amateur observations carried out indicate the majority of the pupils are repeaters. Few are promote...

The Causes Of Poor Performance Of Secondary Leaving Examination In Watamu Location In Malindi District

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes of poor academic performance in Secondary schools in Watamu location, Malindi District, Kenya The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the students' academic performance, to determine if a teacher's quality affects the students' academic performance; and to determine if school facilities affect the students' academic performance in Secondary schools. The methods used for data collection...

Poverty And Academic Performance Of Primary School Pupils In Gar Sen Zone, Gars En Division, Tana Delta District, Coast Province, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of poverty on pupil's academic performance of the selected primary schools in Garsen Central Zone, Tana Delta District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Garsen Central Zone, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Garsen Central Zone. The study employed a descriptive researc...

Motivation And Academic Perfomance Of Students In Chwele Division, Bungo Ma West District,KenyA

Motivation is a force that serves three functions; it energizes or causes people to act, it directs behavior towards attainment of specific goal and it sustains the efforts expected in reaching the goals - i.e. the force that energizes, directs and sustains behavior (Riggio Ronald) E 1996 - Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology). Motivation as a personal trait is a desire to achieve or succeed. To be successful, you must want to be successful (Glady Kimberel, Bens S Vineya...

Effects Of A Ban On Holiday Teaching On Academic Performance In Secondary Schools In Tororo Municipility

The study sought to establish the effects of ban on holiday teaching on academic performance in secondary schools in Soroti Municipality. This study aimed to establish the effect of abolishing holiday teaching on academic performance in secondary schools, students’ perception of the ban on holiday teaching practice and identify strategies schools have adopted to offer remedial classes in secondary schools in Soroti Municipality. The research method adopted was descriptive cross section...

Universal Primary Education Fun Ding And Management Of Primary Schools In Amolatar District The Case Of Agikdak Primary Schools

ABSTRACT This study was specifically designed and conducted to investigate the influence of Universal primary education funding on the management of primary schools in Arnolatar District. The study focused on how capitation grants infrastructures teachers’ salaries and enrolment affect the management of schools. The researcher adopted the case study research design using quantitative approach to derive meaning from the data generated. The main research instrument used was question...

School Facilities And Academic Performance Of Students Upper Nyakach Division, Nyando District, Kenya: (A Case Study Of Saka Primary School)

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between school facilities and students performance. Specific objectives were to find out some of the effects of inadequate facilities at school on the academic achievement of learners. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the pupils. The findings from the study indicated that lack of physical facilities which was supported by 80% inadequate facilities, 50% miss use of the available facil...

Programed Learning And The Learners’ Learning Styles In Selected Public Primary Schools In Merti Division, Isiolo District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study set out to investigate the relationship between programmed learning and students’ learning styles in Merti division, Isiolo District, Kenya. The objectives of the study were to investigate the level of programmed learning and levels of student learning styles and finally the relationship between programmed learning and learning styles of students in Merti division, Isiolo District. The researcher used a descriptive correlative survey research design. The sample ...


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